Turf Toe Plates are made of composite carbon graphite. They are used to limit the range of motion in the great toe, relieving pain in the big toe joint. The extension under the great toe is known as a Morton's extension. The Morton's extension is designed to limit the range of motion of your big toe, while allowing your lesser toes free movement. The Turf Toe Plate is very thin yet very stiff. Because the plates are very hard we suggest wearing them beneath insoles; either the shoes' existing insoles or over-the-counter insoles such as Pedag SOFT Shoe Insoles.
Sizing: We strongly suggest that you use length rather than shoe size as the determining factor in deciding what size plate to purchase. The best method is to measure your foot on a piece of paper. Then choose a plate that is slightly shorter than your foot. The goal is to have the Morton's extension piece reach between the base of the toe nail and the tip of your big toe.
For example, if your foot measures 10", the 39/40 (9 1/4") will fit perfectly. When your heel is in the heel cup, the arch hits in the right place and the Morton's extension goes all the way to the tip of your big toe.
Dimensions: Medium width only, 1/8" thick. See individual sizes for length.
Turf Toe Plates may be modified with a heat gun, but once modified cannot be returned for a refund or exchange.
Indications - Turf toe plates are used in the treatment of hallux limitus, hallux rigidus, turf toe, gouty arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the great toe joint.
Foot Care Tip! What are the differences between all of the carbon fiber/graphite plates sold at Myfootshop?
- Molded Turf Toe Plates are thin, 3/4-length, carbon graphite arch supports, with a molded arch and Morton's extension.
- Flat Turf Toe Plates are similar to the molded plates, but are completely flat, with a Morton's extension. Flat Turf Toe Plates come in only one size.
- Hallux Trainer Inserts are a full length finished carbon graphite insert with Morton's extension that have the same indications as turf toe plates.
These three turf toe plates are best used for hallux limitus and hallux rigidus and turf toe.